Messi’s last-minute winner immortalised in Topps card but fans have just hours to get ultra-rare Gold

Topps has released a limited edition collectable football card to celebrate Messi’s late equaliser in Inter Miami’s 1-1 MLS draw with LA Galaxy.

The Argentinian legend combined with former Barcelona teammate Jordi Alba with a succession of one-twos before slamming the ball home for a dramatic 92nd-minute equaliser in the club’s second league game of the season. The moment marked Messi’s first MLS goal of the season and secured the club’s fourth point in two games so far.

To celebrate Topps has launched a Messi Topps Now card commemorating the goal, which will be the ninth card in the MLS Topps Now UK range. The card is on sale for £8.99 for just a few more hours with final orders taking place at 9.30pm on 2 March – in time for Inter Miami’s next game against Orlando City.

The Messi Topps Now card

The Topps Now cards are a range that aims to celebrate key moments and print runs are determined by demand, meaning the cards could be as rare as a one off up to tens of thousands of versions. However, fans also have a chance to get rarer parallels of the Messi card including an ultra-rare one-off Gold card.

The least rare parallels are the black cards, with 99 available, followed by Blue (49), Purple (25), Red (10), Orange (5) and the singular gold card.

/99 Black
/49 Blue
/25 Purple
/10 Red
/5 Orange
/1 Gold

The parallels are included in orders alongside the base card.

The card is one of two Messi cards available for today only. A card celebrating his assist in the season opening win over Real Salt Lake is also available on the site priced at £8.99.

Topps says: ” With the timely intervention of TOPPS NOW, collectors can purchase cards of significant moments almost immediately. Was there a historic home run, a perfect game, or a famous or unexpected world figure throwing out the first pitch? Don’t worry; Topps Now will have the card available now. Since its beginning, the brand has expanded to include a variety of sports and popular culture properties, all offering that in-the-moment thrill directly to collectors.”

Stephen Hurrell
Stephen Hurrell
Stephen is the founder and editor of The Hobby Online and The Hobby by Subbuteo.Online print magazine. He is a giant nerd and specialises in Subbuteo, retro football kits and consumer stories. A journalist and editor of 15 years, he has written about football for some of the UK's biggest publications.

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